Smetanovo Nábřeží, named after the famous classical composer Bedřich Smetana, is the right river bank of Vltava between two bridges – Most legií and Charles bridge.
It used to be a free sandy space gradually slanting to the riverbank with fisherman’s lodges and crooked trees.
Yesterday, the Institute of Planning and Development of Prague (IPR) has shown Smetanovo Nábřeží will look like after a planned reconstruction, which will start in April and last until the end of June.
The sidewalks will be expanded, new trees are going to be planted and the concrete benches will be changed with modern ones.
In addition, the tram stop Národní divadlo will be transferred to Žofín Palace.
Car traffic on the embankment will remain, but the cars will no longer have designated lanes.